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Regarding the Novel Coronavirus Outbreak

A number of guidelines have been put in place in order to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus and to protect the safety of both the citizens of Hokkaido and visitors to the region.
When you visit Hokkaido, please ensure that you take extra precautions such as regular hand washing and cough etiquette to help prevent the spread of the virus.

We truly hope that visitors to Hokkaido can continue to safely and securely enjoy all that this region has to offer.

■For international visitors who plan to travel or are currently traveling in Hokkaido:

For those who plan to visit Japan, Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO) offers information about the domestic situation in English.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) advisory information(JNTO)

For international visitors, the official JNTO Twitter account “Japan Safe Travel” offers safety information in case of disasters or emergencies.

To prevent the spread of infection, you are suggested to seek early treatment as a medical facility if you believe that you may have been infected.

A list of medical facilities that are able to accept foreign travelers can be found on the Japan Tourism Agency’s Website.